Disaster Preparedness Training

Posted on January 29, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan County Department of Emergency Management and Economic Development Council are teaming up to present a training on Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses. This concise class will provide basic information about the risks to the islands, and will offer some simple tools and approaches to help businesses prepare. Tuesday, March 26th: 8:30 am  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talk

Posted on January 29, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Boyd Pratt, Designing Hawaii: From Little Grass Shacks to Luxury Hotels Take a virtual tour of the architecture of Hawaii with Boyd Pratt.  Let’s explore how climate, native and imported materials, and the rich mix of cultures shaped building at the “Crossroads of the Pacific.”   Monday, February 4th at 7:00 pm at the San  Continue Reading

San Juan Bistro

Posted on January 29, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month Richard and Sherri Daly have some exciting news! New name, new logo. Same smiling faces! In 2013, we opened a retail cheese shop with a light menu. We have since evolved into a favorite restaurant. To better serve our guests and to more accurately  Continue Reading

Protect What You Love

Posted on January 28, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

During Valentine’s week Friends of the San Juans will explore the plight of the Southern Resident orcas and engage the community in actions that can help their recovery. Find out what the Southern Resident orcas need to survive and thrive including how the Snake, Frasier, Columbia, Skagit and other river systems impact the orca; how  Continue Reading

Kitchen Sink Dinners

Posted on January 28, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Announcing – Kitchen Sink Dinners – Feed the Island Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to have a home cooked meal. No questions asked, just free food. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday – January 31 – from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You  Continue Reading

Hosted Excursion: Northwest Flower Garden Festival

Posted on January 28, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Herald the start of spring with gardening enthusiasts at this annual celebration. The NW Flower and Garden Festival in Seattle is the second-largest garden show in the United States. The display gardens will have 28,000 blooming bulbs in 20 plus full-scale display gardens to inspire everyone. Stroll the marketplace with over 300 exhibitors. There are  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on January 28, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Hey! Look at me… I’m a bonafide Schnauzer! I’m straight up legit! When I arrived here at your animal shelter last week I looked more like a Sasquatch-Rastafarian mix. You don’t even want to know what I smelled like! It’s amazing how handsome a fellow can become with a little TLC! My name is Schatzie,  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Posted on January 28, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

On Wednesday, January 30, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the high school library. This is an open public meeting. All public comment, with the exception of public hearings on policy, budget or other specific items, will be heard during the  Continue Reading

Help Wanted

Posted on January 28, 2019 at 5:36 am, by

Manager wanted for year-round retail outlet in Friday Harbor, Washington. This position will be salaried with store hours of Monday through Friday 9:00 to 5:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 2:00. We are looking for an individual with great customer service skills and attitude. Send resumes to postsanj@rockisland.com or mail to: Post San Juan 685 Spring  Continue Reading

2019 San Juan County Tax Roll Completion

Posted on January 27, 2019 at 9:15 pm, by

Here’s a note to you from the County Treasurer… In accordance with RCW 84.56.020, I, Rhonda Pederson, San Juan County Treasurer, am providing notification that the 2019 tax roll has been completed. All real and personal property taxes and assessments are due and payable to the San Juan County Treasurer on or before April 30,  Continue Reading

Grief Support Group

Posted on January 27, 2019 at 9:16 am, by

We all experience grief and emotional loss, but that does not make it any easier. Loss can cause ongoing pain that is difficult to break free from. You can take specific actions to help the healing process. Registration is open for Hospice of San Juan’s 2019 Grief Support Group, facilitated by Rosa Blair. Rosa, a  Continue Reading


Posted on January 26, 2019 at 8:32 am, by

MEASLES STATE OF EMERGENCY issued for Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has issued a public health state of emergency based on 31 confirmed cases in the Vancouver area of Clark County, and one confirmed case in Seattle & King County. There have been multiple exposure locations in the Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA and Seattle-King County  Continue Reading

7th Annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit

Posted on January 24, 2019 at 9:17 am, by

The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit returns to San Juan Island February 2nd  and 3rd for the 7th year of education and celebration of the islands’ food and farming communities.  Offering a selection of twenty different workshops and sessions, this year’s Summit is sure to have something for everyone engaged with our local food system.  Continue Reading

Organ Recital at St. David’s

Posted on January 24, 2019 at 9:16 am, by

Richard Lind will perform a recital of French, German, Canadian, and American organ music at 3 pm on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at St. David’s Episcopal Church. The recital is called THE MYSTICAL ORGAN, and includes organ music composed by Jean Langlais, Charles Tournemire, César Franck, Charles-Marie Widor, Johann Sebastian Bach, Denis Bédard, Olivier Messiaen,  Continue Reading


Posted on January 24, 2019 at 9:16 am, by

Candidates Named for OPALCO Election; Nominations by Petition Due Feb 13th The volunteer member Elections & Governance Committee has selected candidates for the OPALCO Board of Directors election in District 3 (Lopez, Decatur, Center and Charles islands) and District 4 (Shaw, Bell, Canoe and Crane islands). The following were nominated by a vote of the  Continue Reading

FHFF Oscar Party

Posted on January 23, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

The Oscars are coming to the Yacht Club! Friday Harbor Film Festival invites you to their annual gala event. Here they are with more… We are so pleased to announce that the FHFF Oscar Gala returns to the beautiful Friday Harbor Yacht Club for 2019. Watch the Oscar Ceremony LIVE on the Big Screen on  Continue Reading

Plumbing Basics Course

Posted on January 23, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

EDC Partners with SJI Community Foundation and WA State Dept. of Commerce on Plumbing Course The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is proud to announce their partnership with the San Juan Island Community Foundation, the Washington State Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund, and the Washington State Department of Commerce to offer an upcoming Plumbing  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Posted on January 23, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another SJI Lifestyle video… This San Juan Island Lifestyle video shares how much we enjoyed fishing in the 2019 Roche Harbor Salmon Derby:

Grand Opening of Alchemy Art Center Photo and Print Studio

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

Alchemy Art Center is introducing it’s brand new printmaking studio and photography darkroom with an open house on Sunday, January 27th, from 2:00-5:00 PM. Alchemy Art Center, founded by Maria Michaelson and Eben Shay in 2017, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing specialized art equipment for San Juan Islanders in a shared studio setting.   Continue Reading

An Evening with Micaiah Sawyer

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Micaiah Sawyer is coming to SJCT on Saturday, February 9th at 7:30 pm. She hummed her first notes to the melody of Ode to Joy at sixteen months old, wrote her first song at 10, and hasn’t stopped making music since. She has been recognized by and has worked with many prestigious musicians such as  Continue Reading

Firefighter of the Month

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

San Juan Island Fire Department Announces January 2019 Firefighters of the Month The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce the January 2019 Firefighter of the Month. In this instance, we actually mean, Firefighters of the month. Please join us in congratulating Firefighters Jerry and Dennis Sears for their consistent and  Continue Reading

MY WAR: Wartime Photographs by Vietnam Veterans

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 9:54 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) presents a visually arresting and powerful first-person history of pictures taken from the inside looking out- April 5 to June 3, 2019. The exhibition showcases photographs, poems, and journal entries by twenty-five Vietnam veterans from around the US. Most of the material was previously kept hidden away,  Continue Reading